Pressley endorses four women for at-large City Council

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has endorsed four women — including two newcomers— in their quest to win one of four at-large seats in next month's Boston City Council election.

In a statement issued by Pressley's campaign on Thursday, she endorsed incumbents Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George, along with Alejandra St. Guillen and Julia Mejia.

“I am so proud to have served on the Boston City Council alongside Michelle and Annissa, and to have gotten to know Alejandra and Julia through their years of service to our city," Pressley said in a statement. "Collectively, Michelle, Annissa, Alejandra, and Julia have devoted decades to advocating for and lifting up the residents of Boston."

Rep. Pressley has also recently endorsed Lydia Edwards, Kim Janey and Ricardo Arroyo to represent Districts 1, 7, and 5, respectively, on the City Council.

Pressley served five terms as one of the four at-large members of the Boston City Council from 2010 - 2019, before being elected to represent Massachusetts’ 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes about three-quarters of the city.

When Pressley vacated her at-large seat last January, her seat was automatically filled by Althea Garrison, who finished fifth in the at-large balloting in 2017.

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